Family Paws, Inc. Parent Education Program


Harmonious Living with Dogs, Babies, and Toddlers with

Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers Parent Education


Family Paws, Inc. offers both private, in-home consultations and community workshops to educate dog owners who are expectant parents and parents of babies and toddlers.  The common myth is that bringing home baby's blanket or dirty diaper for the dog to sniff will be enough to acclimate the dog to the baby, but there is so much more you can do. Whether you are a parent, expectant parent, grandparent or caregiver of an infant or toddler, you will be surprised to learn about the facts and fallacies about safety when dogs, babies, and children live together.


Private, In-Home Consultations for new or expectant parents

1-1/2 to 2 hours. $200 for the initial visit  

We come to your home at your convenience. For anyone who is expecting a baby, has a new baby, toddler or older children. What you get:



  • Behavioral assessment of your dog;
  • Information about important and often-overlooked things every parent or expectant parent should know about dogs and babies;
  • Evaluation and recommendations on what you can do in your home to get your dog ready;
  • Collaboration with your midwife or doula;
  • The 5 types of supervision and which one you should always follow;
  • Free reading material . . . and more.


  • Behavioral assessment of your dog;
  • Information about important and often-overlooked things every parent should know about dogs and children;
  • Grumble and Growl Zones and why they are vital to child safety around dogs;
  • How to teach your dog that your child is not another puppy;
  • When to allow dog/child interaction and when you should stop it
  • Free reading material . . . and more.

Follow up visits  $125.  Cost-saving packages available.

We can come as often as needed to help you work with your dog should there be any issues that concern you. As you begin to move baby equipment in, additional stressors may be present that need addressing.

  • During pregnancy
  • Just before delivery
  • From delivery - toddler 

Community Workshops  90 – 120 mins.

For hospitals, maternity clinics, and community organizations. Ask how we can benefit your organization with this valuable public service.

  • Professional slide presentation
  • Help families with dogs become informed about safety for dogs and babies.
  • Presented by a skilled dog trainer and parent educator.

 Private Pre-Natal Workshops  90 – 120 mins. $35. per family (min. 6 families). Fun, interactive workshops for expecting parents.

  • How to prepare your home and your dog for your baby’s arrival
  • How to safely introduce baby to your dog(s)
  • How to smooth your dog's transition to your lifestyle changes 
  • Learn about important, often overlooked details that could make baby's arrival difficult for your dog.
  • How dogs may respond to baby equipment and toys. 

Be-A-Tree Workshop -  60  minutes


 Doggone Safe Presentation for Children 
Pre-School to Elementary Age


For schools, daycare, clubs and youth organizations. Most dog bites are from dogs that the victim knows. This interactive program for children demonstrates through pictures and skits how to be safe around dogs. This fun program is geared to toddler through elementary school age and teaches safety with strange dogs as well as the family pet. Teachers and parents can learn as well!

 Private,     in-home   training

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